We all want to do the best for our family, but can you really help those you love with launching a new writing career? In today's show, I interview my Mum about what we learned co-writing the Penny Appleton sweet romances together.
In the intro, Kobo launches their new ebook and audiobook store with Walmart [Publishing Perspectives], BookBub introduces Featured New Releases [BookBub blog], and could podcasting be a good marketing method for children's book authors? [CNN Money].
Plus, Christie's is about to auction off an AI-generated portrait created by a two-part algorithm and I discuss why personal branding and author voice will be the only way to stand out in the future. [Christies]
Today’s show is sponsored by my non-fiction audiobooks, How to Market a Book Third Edition, Business for Authors, How to Make a Living with your Writing and The Successful Author Mindset, available now on Audible. If you need some more inspirational audio that will give you actionable tips to make more money with your books AND stay sane while doing it, check them out here!
Jacqui Penn worked as a teacher before moving into change management consultancy working with Hewlett Packard Company in Idaho, Oregon, and California, in the USA, as well as Europe and the Middle East. After retirement, Jacqui renovated houses in New Zealand before moving back to the UK in 2011.
Jacqui is also my Mum, and in the last two years, we have co-written three Summerfield Village Sweet Romance novels as Penny Appleton.
- How and why Jacqui got started writing later in life
- Surprises Jacqui encountered writing fiction, after writing non-fiction
- The books Jacqui used to learn about writing fiction
- How writing can help with emotional catharsis
- The intimacy of reading a loved one’s fiction
- On making the decision to stop cowriting
- The importance to Jacqui of telling her story via dialogue
Jacqui's future romances will be published under Jay Ryman.
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